The governor of Taraba State, His Excellency, Agbu Kefas, has ordered the reduction of the school fees of Taraba State University (TSU) by 50%.
The governor gave the directive on Wednesday when he visited the university community in Jalingo, the state capital.
Governor Kefas who assessed the institution’s condition during the visit said the reduction of fees is aimed at alleviating the financial burden faced by students resulting from several current factors.
The governor also discovered that 53 courses offered by the university lack accreditation, and there are issues with increased fees and inadequate student hostels.
Additionally, he instructed the university management to provide a report explaining why some graduates do not participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) or attend law school.
“This afternoon, I made an unscheduled visit to Taraba State University, Jalingo. After engagements with both the Management and Students of the Institution, there will be a 50% reduction in School fees, effective from the next academic session.
“This development became very necessary because we must ensure Tarabans have access to Education, without unbearable burdens.
“Following reports on my desk and via the Social Media, I charged the Management to expedite the accreditation processes for some unaccredited courses – especially Law and Medical Laboratory Science.
“During this Visit, I also checked the Female Hostels which will experience immediate renovations, so as to improve the living conditions of Students,” the governor added in a post on his verified social media account.
Following the governors directive, the Management of Taraba State University (TSU), has released a memo notifying students of the school about the 50% reduction of fees.
In a circular dated 5th July, 2023 and signed by the Registrar of the University, Joseph U. Bibinu, the school management confirmed the fees reduction and said it will take effect from the new 2022/2023 academic session.
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